Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Don't buy the Stanford hype: Luck is great, but Cardinal due for a fallback in 2011

Jim Harbaugh is the greatest salesman since the Apostle Paul. He convinced the Stanford Cardinal football team, playing for what Ted Miller described as "the most elite academic institution in the nation playing football at the FBS level," located in an area where the median home is 1.4 million dollars and the provost of the school is former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, that they were a blue-collar football team. He dressed them in gas station shirts with name badges stitched on the chest, got them to play with a chip on their shoulder and a smashmouth, underdog mentality.

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